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12:1 First Reading First Reading
God spoke to Moses, telling him
Vayedaber Adonay el-Moshe lemor.
12:2 to speak to the Israelites, relating the following:

When a woman conceives and gives birth to a boy, she shall be ritually unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during the time of separation when she has her period.
Daber el-beney Yisra'el lemor ishah ki tazria veyaldah zachar vetame'ah shiv'at yamim kimey nidat devotah titma.

12:3 On the eighth day, [the child's] foreskin shall be circumcised.
Uvayom hashmini yimol besar orlato.



Commentary:

God spoke...
  After discussing unclean animals, the Torah now discusses human uncleanness; see Leviticus 7:21, 11:1.

time of separation...
  (Saadia; Rashbam). See Leviticus 15:19-24. Or, 'when she has her periodic discharge' (Rashi); or, 'when she has her periodic sickness' (Rashi; Ibn Ezra; Ramban).

On the eighth day...
  See Genesis 17:12.





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